This is a collection of magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, and manufacturers' brochures dating from around 1900 until the mid-1980's. The files include both popular and scientific papers on the origins, manufacturing, and use of plant-based products. The collection was created to complement the Economic Botany Library and Herbaria of Oakes Ames and was moved to the Botany Libraries in 2001.
Refer to the alphabetic list of the topics found in the files. They are available on request.